4. Spanish: Boqueria

Although it has become a chain, Boqueria still offers some of the most specifically Spanish food in the city. While many “Spanish” restaurants often combine Spanish food with Mexican and Latin-American foods, Boqueria sticks to authentic European Spanish cooking.

Its menu includes an extensive list of tapas, such as the classic tortilla Española, Patatas Bravas, Croquetas, and more. It also has several paella dishes, and of course, plenty of Sangria. Although the restaurant has developed a bit of a trendy reputation, when it comes to traditional Spanish cuisine, Boqueria is the place to go.

Addresses: 53 West 19th Street, NYC 10011
                    171 Spring Street, NYC 10012
                    1460 Second Ave, NYC 10075
                    590 Fulton Street, Brooklyn 11217